Is the food industry misleading consumers? Take a walk down the cereal aisle and notice the food claims on the front of the boxes. Decisions seem easy, right? Wait a minute. A cartoon rabbit boasting “fortified with vitamins” and “whole grains” stamped on the box may seem like a good choice for kids. But a closer look at the label tells us a serving also contains 10 grams of sugar. The details that the food industry adds on their packaging can be confusing and misleading. Packaging can give consumers a false sense of healthy eating; leading them to eat more processed and packaged foods – which ultimately lead to a number of health issue that our nation is facing right now. Note these facts to inform your decisions on packaged foods:
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